Sponsor Highlight: Tito’s Handmade Vodka

We are thrilled to welcome Tito’s Handmade Vodka as a Hope Diamond sponsor for Art of the Heist, our upcoming benefit auction. This partnership is a perfect fit for two companies that carved out space for something they felt passionate about.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka started as one man’s dream to make a vodka you could drink straight. Tito didn’t know what it took to create one’s own liquor, but through many trials he helped to start a revolution. From Tito’s vision, micro-brewing communities have sprung out all around the country and beyond, and Tito’s continues to be enjoyed wherever it is served.

“We are absolutely honored to elevate Chicago’s artists by sponsoring the Art of the Heist: Virtual Benefit,” said Lisa Huddleson, Director of Strategic Philanthropy. “Chicago’s creative arts community helps make the city so special and in working with Arts of Life, we are happy to support their mission of providing a collective space for artists to strengthen and showcase their talent.”

Tito’s has a strong history of aiding out nonprofits. Tito paved the way in the early days by supporting local nonprofit events. The tradition continues today. In 2020, the company donated $3.7 million to aid in COVID-19 relief affords for national service industry nonprofits, vaccine research, pandemic modeling, and ventilator development efforts, as well as producing and donating hand sanitizer.

We thank Tito’s for turning “spirits into love and goodness.” Their generous support will have a great impact for our community of artists and art-lovers. We hope this is the beginning of a long-lasting partnership with this down-to-earth, value-driven brand.

There are many ways to celebrate this partnership. Join us on May 13, 2021 for Art of the Heist – an action-packed, heist-themed night of entertainment, culminating in a benefit auction* featuring a curated selection of contemporary artworks by both Arts of Life artists and globally renowned artists in support of the organization. (Bidding begins May 1st).

Be sure to check out the awesome Distillery Package in the silent auction and the Van Go Go signed guitar in the raffle generously donated by Tito’s. Plus, our VIP guest packages will include a few extra goodies.